Is LinkedIn doing its job?

LinkedIn is still the go-to careers networking platform. But does all the effort and agony of self-promotion actually lead to employment?

13th September, 2020
Is LinkedIn doing its job?
LInkedIn: There’s a big difference between recruiters who cultivate an in-person relationship with people over time and ‘volume recruiters‘ – the sort who ‘fire out messages constantly‘

As a nation traditionally wary of self-promotion, we can feel all sorts of unease with LinkedIn. Odds are you’ve heard tell of at least one cringe-inducing post or profile description on the networking site. I’ll always remember a friend describing an acquaintance as the type who still lists his Leaving Cert points on his page – a subtle but withering put-down.

Sure, LinkedIn is a career-orientated platform designed to big up...

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